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Kent Fredric
October 27, 2012 06:32
Re: What happened to the whole "small core" idea?
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On 27 October 2012 03:41, Peter Rabbitson <> wrote:
> Peter Rabbitson
> Concerned Citizen of the Republic of Perl

I think I've seen somewhat structural changes to how Perl is packaged,
which seem to be small progressive iterations towards a possible
future where perl is essentially a minimal VM + a standard library ,
but seperating the standard library from perl at present seems a hard

I feel that in the future, we may eventually see the development model
for most of the "Features" that are part of perl move away from being
perl-itself, and instead focused on this standard library.

I think your basic frustration stems from expecting to see this "now",
but it not being "here" "now", but I am confident I see small changes
happening that are moving in the direction you hope for, just its
slower than you might want.

For instance, the recent subject of "No devel versions of modules in
stable perls"  policy you may have also seen on this ML, is something
I imagine good for progressing towards the "minimum core" + standard
library model.

I should also point out, that the large crowds of crickets sitting on
the sidelines not saying anything is not nessecarily a lack of care on
the subject, but a lack of desire to communicate.

Writing big formalised emails can be a time consuming task, especially
when many of us would rather just be writing the code and getting shit
done, as opposed to simply /talking/ about getting shit done.


perl -e  "print substr( \"edrgmaM  SPA NOcomil.ic\\@tfrken\", \$_ * 3,
3 ) for ( 9,8,0,7,1,6,5,4,3,2 );"

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